Blanc De Noirs 2014
Blanc De Noirs 2014

A fabulous sparkling Blanc de Noirs with great depth of flavour. The colour is lemon gold with a fine stream of tiny bubbles. Floral aromas of white iris & peony marry stone fruit and cherry on the nose with the mildest touch of vanilla and hazelnut. The palate is fruit-driven with yellow peach, ripe quince and notes of medlar apple. It has exceptional balance and a persistent mousse with lingering citrus flavours alongside a lovely nutty, pistachio and almond finish.


 

Food matching

Excellent served chilled with seafood crustaceans such as Dublin Bay prawns, langoustines or lobster.  Also good with tuna or swordfish. Try it with monkfish wrapped in parma ham. Pairs well with cold meats and mild charcuterie or terrines such as chicken and rabbit terrine. Perfect with beef carpaccio..

Winemaking

This English sparkling wine is made entirely from the red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It is rich, light, vivacious and incredibly fruity.  After hand-picking, the grapes were whole bunched pressed to obtain the finest juice. Tirage took place after 9 months. The wine was left on its lees for at least 18 months, with a further 2 months in the bottle after dosage.

Technical Information

  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Acidity: 7.8 g/l 3.20pH
  • Dosage: 10.3g/l
  • Residual sugar: n/a

Cepage

88% Pinot Noir, 12% Pinot Meunier

Tasting notes and food pairing suggestions by local wine expert and consultant Rebecca Mitchell AIWS.

Recent Awards

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Competition: Gold Medal 2014 International Wine Challenge Tropy Winner Effervescents du Monde - Gold in 2013 Decanter - Bronze in 2011